For centuries, diamonds have enticed the masses. We overlook their story, where they come from, how they were mined, and who dug them from deep below the earth’s surface. Mining is the only way to retrieve these precious stones, but no matter how it’s carried out, diamond mining almost always leaves destruction and devastation in its wake.
Since founding his E-learning platform, Workshop R2, Jose Luis Fettolini has combined his love of jewelry design with educational and consultation services. There, his clients (which include international companies, brands, and jewelers) study marketing strategies, ethical and sustainable practices, and emotional branding for high-end fashion and jewelry brands.
Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of Fettolini’s work, as evidenced by his book Sustainable Jewelry, and his frequent collaboration with Fairmined®, a certification process that assures responsible and environmentally-friendly gold mining standards.
In addition to his many passions, Fettolini has worked for reputable firms in the industry like Adolfo Dominguez, Epaulettes, Oro Vivo, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, among numerous others.
In the world of jewelry today, few experts hold as much reverence as Katerina Perez, Anthony DeMarco, Jose Luis Fetollini, and Cathleen McCarthy. Their work includes articles that detail upcoming trends, historical significance of craftsmanship, and an emphasis on sustainability as well.
Jaume Labro was fortunate enough to speak with these trendsetters about trends in the jewelry industry, and advice they have for someone just starting out.
Accomplished journalist and founder of The Jewelry Loupe, Cathleen McCarthy has been focusing her blog’s attention on jewelry auctions and exhibits, upcoming trends, and the movers and shakers of the industry since 2009. Whether you’re a serious follower of fashion or looking for inspiration, this former Accent editor-in-chief provides incredible insight into the dynamic world of jewelry.
Jaume Labro was fortunate enough to sit down with McCarthy to discuss her personal passion about the industry, including the alternative jewelry materials she believes are set to take the world by storm.
As the founder and editor-in-chief of the Jewelry News Network, Anthony DeMarco has reported on the finer things in life for more than a decade.
A contributor to VO+ and Forbes, DeMarco offers readers a rare peek into the luxury jewelry sector. From auction news to upcoming gemological conferences to specialist interviews, DeMarco possesses the connections that clearly illustrate his expertise in the field.
Jaume Labro was fortunate enough to speak at length with Anthony DeMarco, and learned some surprising insights, thanks to his unique vantage point.
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the jewelry world as respected and sought-after as Katerina Perez. Gemologist, journalist, and expert, Perez has built a career from her deep love of all that glimmers and glitters.
Trained at The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GBA), London-based Perez quickly developed a cult following after the launch of her eponymous website. There, she regularly highlights up-and-coming designers, industry legends, and the trends expected to take over.
Jaume Labro had the opportunity to sit down and talk shop with one of the most important fixtures in the scene today.
For thousands of years, the representation of the bond between two people has long been a ring. These romantic and inspirational gestures have held steady, but where exactly did they come from? Though De Beers didn’t create the diamond engagement ring, they are associated with popularizing diamond engagement and wedding rings in the 1940s and ushering in the modern era of engagement rings.
Finding the perfect engagement ring is a time-honored tradition, but it’s also an incredibly difficult undertaking. From the fit to the style to the budget, there are a seemingly endless array of obstacles to overcome. To assist you with this enormous task, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions that we hear from nervous partners.
The holiday season is a time to cherish loved ones from far and wide. While the food and frivolity are always memorable, finding the perfect present can put unnecessary stress on shoppers. Rather than giving yet another gift card, choose something remarkable!
Whether you’re buying for a millennial niece or a couple in their 50th year of marriage, we’ve compiled a list of 2017’s hottest gifts that are sure to delight everyone. Be sure to act fast though: many of these presents are sure to sell out long before December 25th!
Selecting the perfect wedding ring can take an incredible amount of patience and skill. After carefully considering your budget, you need to take sizing, band width, metalwork, and gemstones into account. Does your bride-to-be desire ethical gold and eco-friendly diamonds? Will you design your own wedding ring with a jeweler, purchase one directly from the case or perhaps go the vintage route?
When these swirling questions are finally out of the way, couples are often surprised at the final hurdle: should they include an engraving? Silly and treasured, timeless and one-of-a-kind, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding band engraving ideas. Whichever one you choose, an inscription makes it yours forever.